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The world of fair trade – a Twitter’s Eye view

Today is World Fair Trade day. Due to child care and household duties my celebration has been mainly eating and drinking fair trade food with the family. However Twitter has been keeping me up to date with what’s going on in the world of fair and ethical trade. Been interesting to see who tweets on fair trade issues and what the world of fair trade looks like on Twitter.

So this is my (very incomplete) guide to who is tweeting on fair and ethical trade from an organisational perspective. If you or someone you know is missing then you can tweet me at @andyredfern or add a comment to this post and I’ll update this list later. Now 45 on the list!

UK Fair Trade Brands

Cafedirect – @cafedirect_hq

Divine Chocolate –@divinechocolate, dubblehq

Fairtrade Foundation – @fairtradeUK

Fairplay Condoms – @Fairplaycondoms

Frank and Faith @AnyaEcoChic

Pachacuti – @Carrysomers

Pants to Poverty – @pantstopoverty

People Tree @PeopleTree – also People Tree founder @SafiaMinney

Shared Interest – @SharedInterest plus several staffers who tweet including @sallyreith, @fair_ruth, @stealthescene and @pgs73

Traidcraft – @traidcraft plus staff member @annewitton

UK Ethical and Fair Trade Retailers

Adili – no official account but Adam Smith (CEO) is @ecoadvocate and Mark Swire (FD) is @geekowarrior

Ethical Superstore – @ethicalstore plus @Ethical_News news feed. You can also follow staff @andyredfern, @vicmorgan, @JoannaGlover, @BenMawhinney, @johnordeal

Fair Cake @FairCakeLondon

Ethics Girls – @ethicsgirls

Henry and Jayne – @henryandjayne

Love Eco – @Loveeco

MondoMundi @fairtradephil

Natural Collection @NatCol (not currently updated ) best to follow marketing man @altepper

Nigel’s Eco Store – @Nigels_EcoStore

Peros @Peros_Fairtrade

US Fair Trade Brands

Equal Exchange – @Ashley_at_EqEx

Fair Trade Federation @FTFederation

US Fair Trade Retailers

Blue People @bluepeople

Irish Fair Trade Retailers

Wish4fairtrade – @wish4fairtrade

Dutch fair trade brands

Max Havellaar @FairtradeNL

International bodies

World Fair Trade Organisation @WFTO

Bloggers, Campaigners and Directories

Ethical Junction @ethicaljunction

Ooffoo – @ooffoo

The Green Familia – @thegreenfamilia

Big Green Switch @BigGreenSwitch


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10 Responses to “The world of fair trade – a Twitter’s Eye view”

  1. Brenda Says:

    I mentioned about World Fair Trade Day, asked what did you buy fair trade today on twitter and did a blog post on it yesterday on TGF, so please add us or I will feel distinctly unloved!!

  2. andy Says:

    I did say it was work in progress :-)
    UPDATE – You’re added :-)

  3. Brenda Says:

    Thanks Andy, now feeling the love, many thanks also for retweeting the review on the LGR top from Ethical Superstore.

  4. andy Says:

    No worries – we’ll have some interesting news about LGR\Hug shortly 😉

  5. Tribal Earth Says:

    Affordable Artwork,Funky,Abstract&Contemporary or Commission a piece of your own. I have a family from a small village of Artists painting for me using the priciples of Fair Trade. I Wholesale to Retail outlets – Cafes,Restaurants,Furniture stores,Florists & other Gifts & Homeware outlets. I also have Art Exhibitions as Fund Raisers with Fantastic Returns.

  6. sam Says:

    you have ee USA & UK muddled – dont think EE Uk are tweets!

  7. andy Says:

    oops good point Sam. Will fix and update tonight.


  8. Deborah Miarkowska Says:

    Hi Andy, noticed your Fair Trade suppliers list on twitter and EcoChic would love to be added to this.
    In a big nutshell:
    EcoChic is an online boutique and magazine with ethical and fair trade fashion & jewellery collections, gifts and homewares.
    With a flare for fashion and a passion for people and planet, EcoChic sources and produces elegant eco, fair trade and ethical products bringing you a fresh approach to ethical shopping with each product holding a story which we tell for you.

    Our EcoChic Foundation also raises vital funds for good causes and we run our Trees For good programme too as well as bringing you ther latest on eco, ethical and fair trade issues within our EcoChic magazine.

    Beautiful Designs..Beautiful Beginnings….

    Thanks Andy.

  9. Sally Reith Says:


    Thanks for adding us all to this Andy. What a great place to find those folks tweeting about fairtrade. Lets get tweeting to each other and the twitterers (?!is that the right terminology) who want to know more about fairtrade.

  10. Sue Acton Says:

    Hi Andy,

    Could you add Bubble & Balm to your list of Fairtrade retailers?



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